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ilex  ·  273 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 13, 2019

Thanks! It's an import but it gets the job done just fine so I have no material complaints with it. It's for "science" -- sometimes my lab does hardware-heavy projects so we use it for assembly/modifications/rework/etc. There's also a nice reflow oven next door if we need to make any surface-mount boards.

Here we're using it to make some shielding boxes for a serial communications link that needs to happily survive a test chamber that can produce electric fields up to 175 kV/m -- so what would normally be a pair of wires attached to a board is now a fiber-optic transceiver, a big shielding box with ferrites on all the data and power lines, and three coax lines carrying power, transmit, and receive to the actual device in the test chamber.